The Children’s Kidney Center’s Annual Symposium: Prevention & Treatment of Kidney Disease in Children

Early recognition and treatment of renal disorders in children can delay progression and may even prevent the development of chronic renal failure, minimizing neurological deficits and growth retardation. Recent technological breakthroughs and better understanding of pediatric kidney disease has led to improved care of infants and children with various nephropathies.

This program has been specifically designed to provide an update for pediatricians, pediatric urologists, pediatric sub-specialists and nurses regarding renal disease from the neonatal period to late adolescence.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Define the various diseases that involve the heart and kidney in children and its manifestations.
  • Identify children with orthopedic conditions due to kidney disease or metabolic conditions.
  • Discuss the psychosocial impact of chronic illness in children and adolescents.
  • Recognize the potential impact of obesity in kidney function and general health.

Symposium Topics and Presenters

The Heart and Kidneys, Pulsating Together
Rajiv Verma, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Director, Children's Heart Center, RWJBarnabas Health; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine

Why Our Bones and Kidneys Should Get Along
Mark Rieger, MD
Attending Pediatric Orthopedist, Goryeb Children’s Hospital; Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Orthopedics, NYU Langone Medical Center

The Psychosocial Impact of Chronic Illness in Children
Lorena Zamarelli, MSW, LSW
Social Worker, Children's Kidney Center, RWJBarnabas Health

Obesity and Renal Disease: Not All Fat is Created Equal
Isabel Roberti, MD, PhD
Director, Children’s Kidney Center, RWJBarnabas Health; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

CME Information
CME certification has been requested.

Islami Auditorium, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

94 Old Short Hills Road

Livingston, NJ 07039

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